Jeep® Heritage | 1984-1990 Jeep Wagoneer Limited (XJ)

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Each Friday on the Jeep® Blog, we explore the Jeep brand’s iconic heritage by highlighting a different historical vehicle. This week’s vehicle is the 1984–1990 Jeep Wagoneer (XJ).

 

The Jeep® Wagoneer Limited was the family-oriented XJ model with a heart of dirt – and we mean that in the best way possible.

 

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The top-of-the-line Limited featured creature comforts like power seats, locks, and windows, air conditioning, and interior leather upholstery. On the exterior, vinyl wood side trim and a bright grille set the Wagoneer Limited apart. Later in the vehicle’s life, quad headlights were added.

 

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Its platform-sibling, the Cherokee (next week’s featured “Heritage Friday” vehicle), is better known for its off-road capability, but the Wagoneer Limited was no slouch on tough terrain. “Part-time” Command-Trac® or “full-time” Selec-Trac® 4WD systems were available.

 

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The Command-Trac system features shift-on-the-fly capability, letting the driver shift in or out of 4WD while the vehicle is in motion. The Selec-Trac system, even more sophisticated, is engaged at all times and eliminates binding (also known as “crow hopping”) when 4WDs operate on dry pavement.

 

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Next week, we’re bringing out a heavy hitter to feature in our “Heritage Friday” series: the Jeep Cherokee (XJ). Stay tuned for that.

 

  • steve b

    Any word on bring back the wagoneer….perhaps with much needed 7 passenger seating..,I’d Love to bring the whole family on my next Jeep adventure?

  • Mayer

    The design looks really good,though am not very optimistic about its performance .It looks a bit small for a family of four like the one i have.

  • http://www.performancepartsdirect.com Jack Malone

    Boy, do I remember the Jeep Wagoneer! All the real estate agents in my hometown used to drive them. It was a status symbol and a looker in its day. Not too bad now either.

  • Julia Neville

    Went from Purple Gremlin to Red Pacer. Both Hated and not my choice!!! In 1988 purchased a six month old repossessed, Jeep Wagoneer Limited. Still have it. The Love of my life!!!!

  • dustin stephens

    Where Can I get the side corner marker light lens for my wagoneer ?